Betty Friedan

  • Fall 1982

Betty Friedan is the founder of the National Organization for Women and served as its first president from 1966 to 1970. In 1963, Ms. Friedan authored the ground-breaking work, The Feminine Mystique. Since founding N.O.W., Ms. Friedan has worked as an organizer for the Women's Strike for Equality, convener for the national Women's Political Caucus, Chair of the Emergency Project for Equal Rights, and Chair of the National Assembly on the Future of the Family. She has also been a visiting professor/lecturer at Temple University, Yale University, Queens College and Columbia University.